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NoNoWriMo 2010...anyone doing it?

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HappyWithLife Sat 02-Oct-10 18:21:53

I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year for the first time. For anyone who doesn't know it's a challenge to write 50k words in 30 days, starting on 1 November and ending on 30 Nov. Is anyone else doing it this year?

belledechocolatefluffybunny Sat 02-Oct-10 18:39:40

Hi smile

I've not heard of this one. I've written some childrens books (nothing published yet), I can write 2k in an hour or so if I get started on something so I think it can be done. Find something that really interests you though.

Best of luck smile

TorturesInAHalfHell Fri 22-Oct-10 12:48:34

I was just wondering where the Nano thread was!

i am SO IN this year, because I've lost my job and will in all likelihood be unemployed throughout November if not longer so if I can write around the demands of a toddler, I really want to.

I've succeeded once before, in 2002ish, but that was when I had no job, no toddler, and I spent I think 4 hours a day writing? I had a whole system, it was such a fun month.

Anyone else?

Bumperlicious Fri 22-Oct-10 12:57:24

Not with a newborn but did it 2 years ago. Never got round to editing it though as i was too too shit! Got an idea for next time.

Good luck!

TorturesInAHalfHell Fri 22-Oct-10 13:02:34

I never edited mine, either. It was a pretty lazy piece of work, but it did astound me how, with the pressure on, I could actually write - albeit shallow characters and a relatively predictable plot, but still better than i'd feared.

I'm going to shamelessly bump this, I want friends.

coppertop Fri 22-Oct-10 13:05:49

I've done it for the past 4 years. I'm hoping to give it another go this year too but things are a bit hectic here at the moment so I'm not 100% sure.

ninah Fri 22-Oct-10 19:12:47

I am thinking of it this year, I really need a kick up the backside
and hi coppertop, you won't remember esp as I was called something else but you gave me some v kind advice of the relationship kind about 6 years ago smile
tortoise I remember reading your thread about job etc and thinking you'd make a top writer, go for it!

TottWriter Sat 23-Oct-10 07:50:44

Hiya! I'm NaNoing this year! [insane emoticon]

I'm not aiming for the full 50k, as DS is 2 and DD is three months, but I can't not sign up and make a go of it. If anyone is interested in being a writing buddy, I'm "copperchimes" on the NaNo site.

LizLemon Sat 23-Oct-10 11:59:57

I'm in as well. Haven't written a lick since I finished my MA three years ago, so I figured it would be a kick up the arse, especially with a 1 yr old. Of course for the final weekend we're up north with my family so that's 4 days lost already....

I have no plot or anything, since I only decided a couple of days ago. Anyone else making a plan?

writing buddies welcome btw - jollylion is my username

coppertop Sat 23-Oct-10 17:18:07

Ninah - I have no idea what I said but hope that everything turned out well for you.

I usually try to have at least a rough outline but this year I have absolutely nothing. blush

I'm Copperdragon on the Nano site if anyone wants to add me.

ninah Sat 23-Oct-10 21:41:41

you gave me a bit of support and perspective on my then relationship
I am now single and v happy!
I have a vague idea of plot, but not too sure I will manage the word count tbh, I prefer to write more slowly
I am PrometheusBound on site

ninah Sat 23-Oct-10 21:50:44

I've added you three
tortoise? happywl?

TorturesInAHalfHell Mon 25-Oct-10 02:42:21

Ok, wonderful, I'm in. Signed up new, because I couldn't remember old username, so I'm tortoiseonthehalfshell there as well. I think I've added you all.

I have a "plan" in the sense that I have two scribbled pages in a notebook. Which notebook, I'm not entirely sure, but it'll turn up. It's the harrowing tale of a woman in her thirties who screws up and loses her job. I'm very imaginative like that.

ninah Mon 25-Oct-10 13:31:50


LizLemon Mon 25-Oct-10 16:12:43

Had the same problem trying to remember old username - have problems remembering many things these days.

Finally confessed to DH that I was going to do this and he thinks it's a great idea. How great he'll think it is on November 13th, when he hasn't had a hot meal in almost two weeks...oh wait - I'm rubbish as a housewife anyway so he'll barely noticegrin

Found the adopt a plot forum last night on the site so might end up resorting to that [no shame emoticon]

redhappy Mon 25-Oct-10 16:59:30

Oh I'm so glad I've seen this!

I really wanted to do it last year but it was too much to take on at the time. I had forgotten all about it.

Not written anything substantial before but if I don't try something like this I think I could procrastinate forever.

What kind of preparation do you all do before the start date?

redhappy Mon 25-Oct-10 20:26:34

I have joined now, my username is rosiejoy. I can't see how to add buddies though?

ArthurPewty Mon 25-Oct-10 20:42:32

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redhappy Mon 25-Oct-10 21:26:24

Leonie, the next few months are likely to hold much of the same for me, but not YET so I am determined to give this a go before that side of life takes over.

We have paed appointment on the 8th but otherwise November is clear so far (fingers crossed!)

Maybe keep a little notebook, so if you have any ideas you can jot them down, then forget about them til you have more time?

Good Luck

ArthurPewty Mon 25-Oct-10 21:28:34

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LizLemon Tue 26-Oct-10 07:15:51

Leonie you can always just keep us company here if you want encouragement for December, and you never know - you might even write a few words before November is out. And a notebook is a really good idea - with all you've got going on five minutes imagining might be welcome.

Rosie - I've added you. Easiest way to find someone is to do a search, and then click the profile and you can add someone from there. Or you can check my profile and add people from there.

Still haven't done any prep. But a man cleaned my carpets yesterday. That's got to count for something.

TorturesInAHalfHell Tue 26-Oct-10 07:28:44

Leonie, I have liked you as a poster for about a million years but we're never posting in the same time zone. For that reason alone can I persuade you to join in? Um, I realise that's not very persuasive.

ArthurPewty Tue 26-Oct-10 08:56:30

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artifarti Tue 26-Oct-10 12:55:18

Oooh hello, can I join you? I have never done this before. I have had a plot and some characters in my head for an age but need something to give me a kick up the bum.

I have signed in as artyfarty - can I be your friend, please? [coy emoticon]

ArthurPewty Tue 26-Oct-10 13:55:20

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